2021 VETERANS DAY

SALUTING THOSE WHO SERVED

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WHY DO WE CELEBRATE VETERANS DAY?

Would YOU want to be shipped to a foreign place and told that the fate of the free world rests on your shoulders? Veterans Day is a way to honor the bravery and sacrifices of the Veterans who fought tirelessly so that you could sit there comfortably reading this webpage.

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VETERANS DAY TIMELINE

1919 JUNE 29TH

THE END OF “THE GREAT WAR”

The day the war officially ended with the Treaty of Versailles. The fighting ended 11/11/1918.

1938 MAY 13TH

VETERANS DAY BECAME A LEGAL HOLIDAY

This day was meant to remember those service members who fought and died in World War I.

1954 JUNE 1ST

ARMISTICE DAY BECOMES VETERANS DAY

U.S. Armistice Day was eventually changed to Veterans Day by President Eisenhower.

1968 JUNE 28TH

THE UNIFORM HOLIDAY BILL

This created the federal holidays - Washington’s birthday, Memorial Day, Veterans Day, & Columbus Day.

1971 OCT 25TH

FIRST VETERANS DAY

The first Veterans Day under the Uniform Holiday Bill was on October 25, 1971.

1975 SEPT 20TH

VETERANS DAY RETURNED TO ITS ORIGINAL DATE

President Gerald Ford returned Veterans Day to its original date of November 11.

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VETERANS DAY FACTS

  • HOW DO WE CELEBRATE?

    Celebrate on Veterans Day

    Ways to Celebrate Veterans Day at Home

    • Watch documentaries about different wars (just the realistic ones).
    • Create care packages to send to Service members.
    • Educate your family and friends on the meaning of Veterans Day (and how it’s different from Memorial Day).
    • Continue to check-in with the Veterans in your life.

    Ways to Celebrate Veterans Day Year-Round

  • WHY DO WE CELEBRATE?

    It takes a special kind of courage and strength to serve in the military. Don't you think we should honor the people who risked everything for you to have the day off?

  • WHO ESTABLISHED IT?

    WWII Veteran Raymond Weeks organized the first "National Veterans Day" in 1947, which was soon designated as "Armistice Day." In 1954, President Eisenhower signed a bill establishing November 11th as Veterans Day.

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FEATURED VETERANS DAY ARTICLES

Veterans Day Military Deals: 17 Brands You Can’t Miss (2022 Edition)

Introduction Each November 11th, we honor those who’ve served our nation. Many brands take this time of the year to...
Introduction Each November 11th, we honor those who’ve served our nation. Many brands take this time of the year to offer some amazing deals to show their appreciation (however small some of them may be). A free burger or 20% off clothing might not have been what you were looking forward to when you signed up for the military, but you can get these great Veterans Day military deals now that you’re out! If you’re a lover of food (and who isn’t?) you’ll be elated to know that there are tons of restaurants that give Veterans free meals or appetizers on Veterans Day. Other brands offer percentages off sales or special coupons. You’ll find a ton of them here, so put on your bib and...

What Is Veterans Day 2021? Honoring All Who Served

Introduction What is Veterans Day? As a broad overview, we observe Veterans Day to celebrate the service of our former...

11 of the Best Veteran Memes That Perfectly Sum Up Veteran Humor

Introduction MEMES! Memes have pervaded our lives and psyche and become a great form of expression to make a point...

The Meaning of Veterans Day: A Combat Veteran’s Perspective

Introduction I am a Marine. I have served for about 14 years now and I deployed to Afghanistan and did...

17 Things You Should NOT Do to Celebrate Veterans Day Weekend

Introduction Veterans Day is nearly upon us and you may be excited! Perhaps you’re rolling around your big, comfy bed,...

5 Military-Themed Cocktails to Wash Down Your Veteran Celebrations

Introduction November is known to most who have served as a month with a lot of veterans’ events and celebrations....
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